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CNN
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
that the middle class over the past four years, four years being the obama administration, have been "buried." >> first of all, wolf, the romney campaign really has nothing to say in 24 hours. this is paul ryan who on fox news on sunday couldn't explain the romney/ryan tax plan. not because it's complicated, because the math don't add up. and for the middle class it hurts the middle class. it digs the middle class into the dead years of 2000 to 2010. >> how problemmatic? >> the republicans have nothing but gaffes. they love when joe biden speaks because for some reason they like to take those comments and blow them out of proportion flt i just think it's nonsense. if they want to talk about joe biden and who will help the middle class, that's an argument i think the democrats would like to have. >> there will be a lot of discussion of joe biden's remarks right now. >> donna's right. we like to talk about joe biden because he gives us a lot to talk about. in a few weeks we'd miss joe biden, the gift that keeps on giving. only in washington is a truth called a gaffe when it's not polit
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
imposed in the years since president bush, for example, took office 2001, 2003, the tax cuts in the obama stimulus plan, all those tax cuts go away. how quickly would that hit people's pocketbooks? >> quickly. withholding schedules would change. so when you got your next paycheck, at the turn of the year, you would see a lower amount because more would be deducted for paying taxes. and as you point out, wolf, it is quite significant. it would be a big hit to the economy relatively quickly. >> how big of a hit to the overall economy would it be? some suggested it could bring us back into recession. is that realistic? >> yes. that's likely. if you add it all up, expiration of the bush era tax cuts, payroll tax holiday, there is a -- so-called -- minimum tax, whole slew of things are going on. if all those things expired and all the taxes increase, amounts to about $500 billion in extra tax payments next year. that's 3% of gdp. and as you know, wolf, we are only growing right now at best 2%. so, you know, you do arithmetic and that says recession. policymakers need to change this. they can't
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. it's working with the arab league to identify people to help force assad out of power a year after president obama said, we want assad out of power. he has substantive things to talk about on the debate stage when they debate foreign policy in two weeks and that ad is now irrelevant. >> don't you think this is a case of him saying, i'll do the things the president is trying to do but do them more effectively? >> there's a fair case to make and there's an opening for that. >> i agree. i'm not saying that's a bad thing. >> there's an opening the size of a pin drop. he didn't lay out his strategy for peace in israel. on iran, the best he could come up with was, i'm going to get tougher on iran because i'm going to have tougher sanctions. >> when barack obama came to office, he said, i'm not george w. bush, so therefore, i can negotiate with iran. >> he said he would open up all doors but he wasn't going to give you a seat at the table unless you wanted to come and talk peace. >> we have unsolicited advice on the other side of the break including helpful hints for donald trump. stay wi
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 1:00pm PDT
past two and a half years. this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has >> campaigning in virginia coal country, mitt romney tried to dig through the latest jobs numbers to make the case president obama has not hit pay dirt just yet. >> there are fewer new jobs created this month than last month. and the unemployment rate as you noted this year has come down very, very slowly, but it's come down nonetheless. the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> reporter: still, one of reen's key metrics on the president's handling of the economy went up in smoke when the nation's unemployment rate dipped below 8%. >> 8% unemployment for over, how many, 43 months? we still have unemployment above 8%. he told us he'd get us back to work. unemployment above 8% month after month after month. >> reporter: it's a political bar romney has repeatedly accused the president to clear for months. repeated in his closing statement at the first presidential debate. >> we've had 43 straight months with unemployme
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 1:00pm PDT
, no federal budget for the last three years and so on. there's also the risk that in trying to make up for obama's weak debate performance, biden comes across as too aggressive. as for ryan, he says the pressure's on him after romney's strong showing last week, ryan says he expects biden to launch at him like a cannon ball describing biden as a gifted extremely experienced and proven debater. really? this is going to be must-see tv thursday night. here's the question, in light of the results of the first presidential debate, how important is the vice presidential debate? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile, post a comment on my blog. or go to our post on "the situation room" facebook page. it's going to be big, wolf. >> i think we've all learned, jack, that all these debates matter. they are really, really important. >> yep. >>> all right. this just coming into "the situation room." another new poll this time in the battleground state of new hampshire, we chose another tight race mitt romney clearly gaining some momentum. our chief political analyst gloria borger is here. she's looking at th
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm PDT
lost without it. obama has a poor record the last four years and romney had a chance to attack it without the liberal press protecting obama. pete in georgia says, don't you know? i'm sure it was all bush's fault. if you want to read more on this, go to the blog. cnn.com/caffertyfile or to our post on the situation room's facebook page. wolf? >> i'm also hearing from som of my sources about how the president feels about his debate performance last night. details of that coming up in our next hour. are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... working together has never worked so well. his morning starts with arthritis pain. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brings more pain. so, back
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
selling for the last year. >> president obama at that rally in denver earlier today. very, very different from what we saw in the debate last night. watch this. >> the last point i'd make before -- >> two minutes is up, sir. >> i think i had five seconds before you interrupted me was -- the irony is that we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts. >> all right. moments like that may have contributed to what so many people out there see as the president's debate loss. our cnn/orc poll of viewers, people who actually watched the debate, finds that 67% think mitt romney was the clear winner while only 25% think president obama won. let's get some more now from our chief political analyst gloria borger. gloria, how damaging was this debate to president obama last night? >> i think we have to let the polls come in. and we'll let the voters decide. but i think you saw from the way the president was behaving on the stump this morning that even he knows that this was a pretty damaging debate for him. look, mitt romney showed up as somebody who was reasonable, as somebody wh
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
sides. and why a fiery speech by president obama is setting off media fireworks five years later. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're counting down to the crucial first debate between barack obama and mitt romney. our live coverage begins in two hours. much more on that just ahead. but right now there's breaking news we're following. the united states is closely watching the latest developments in the middle east where the nato ally, turkey, has fired on targets inside syria after the deadly shelling of a turkish border town. cnn senior international correspondent ivan watson is joining us on the phone now from istanbul. it's not every day, ivan, that a nato ally, in this particular case turkey, is drawn into potentially another war with a neighbor, syria, what happened? >> reporter: well, in the afternoon on wednesday mortars crashed into a turkish border town. we've talked to eyewitnesses there, local officials. they say a mother, her three children and a female neighbor were killed by
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
this year when the economy was growing, producing 200,000 jobs a year, it looked like the economy might be enough to lift obama to a safe level, then the big spring slow down, and now i think we're getting numbs, whether it's growth or jobs that are really neither, that point you again to a close race. it's been a modest up tick in economic optimism. but i think these kind of numbers reinforce the sense we have in the race itself that you don't have a decisive wind blowing in either direction at this point. >> voters are already beginning to feel a little more optimistic. we see that in the polls. this will add to a sense of optimism and that's good for the president. >> i think a little more but not vastly more. it's not a strong tail wind but it's better than a head wind. >> let me play a couple of clips. i want to discuss what he's saying. listen to this. >> what's happened is this has been the slowest recovery since the great depression. as a matter of fact, he said right now we would be at 5.4% unemployment. instead, we're at 8.1%. >> we've had 43 straight months with unemplo
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
americans which is what president obama wanted those families making more than $250,000 a year, individuals making more than $200,000 a year, what would the impact of that be? >> well, you know, that would hurt but that is something that the economy could digest because the -- total hit would be much smaller. of course, you are hitting higher income households who have other saving, other financial resources. they wouldn't pull back on their spending to the same degree. association you know, all else being equal it would be -- a negative to the economy in the very near term but it is something the economy could digest and -- ultimately longer run we need to address our fiscal situation. that is, we need government spending cuts and we need additional tax revenue. both of those things to address our fiscal problems. one way or the other we are going to need additional tax revenue and 2 most likely place to get additional tax revenue is from higher income households. >> $1.3 trillion deficit you definitely need something to bring that deficit down. bring the national debt down at
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
it to be. >> no. president -- candidate barack obama promised four years ago, no. but is it better than where we've been for 40 months, yes, as an american i'm celebrating. >> if you're running for office, you want to be on the uptick. you don't want to be going the other way. as long as it's going in the right direction, people are feeling better about themselves. this is good news for obama. and it's good news for america. >> just look at the narrative. wednesday night liberals and democrats were apocalyptic. and today friday these job numbers come out and then you have romney driving the day from what he said last night on fox news repudiating the 47%. and president obama giving two big speeches today, rallies, and he's bouncing up on stage and he's got all kinds of new lines and so on. >> but you guys, you know, as fools gold, you act like one debate is going to change the fundamental dynamics of this race. they were pretty set in beforehand and seldom if ever in history one debate is going to change the fundamental dynamics of a race. >> one may not, but two may. >> but romney
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm EDT
priorities of this nation are. under president obama, we have put up $1 trillion deficits year after year. we spend more than $600 million a day in interest on our national debt -- >> but what people here say is that he's attacking big bird. you know we work in sound bite society these days. >> that would be an oversimplificati oversimplification. what people do hear, what mitt romney trailed off with is, every financial decision we make in this country should be one, is it worth going to china to borrow money to pay for it? we'll have to make some decisions and prioritize things in order to get our financial footing back in order. >> you've seen these polls that have been coming in over the past 24/48 hours. national polls showing tight -- look at some of these numbers. we'll put them up right now. our cnn poll that's coming in. >> 51% to 47% in ohio right now. >> it's really tightening. ohio, ohio, ohio. what's going on here? >> well, this is a close race. it was always going to be a close race. when the president was at his highest, i was still saying this was going to be a close
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